Thoughtful Gifts & Paper Goods
OUR STORY - Wine can be a forgotten craft at weddings, we are going to change that!
Two years ago, we set out to create an elevated wine program that was specific to you, your event and your food by utilizing small production wines. Small production wines are of the highest quality, they come from exclusive vineyards that do not mass produce. This takes a tremendous amount of work and is a constant job to keep yourself supplied.
Etre Farms - Sommelier
Owner - Lighthouse Wine Shop
We spoke with many sommeliers around the Midwest looking for the right blend of deep knowledge but also logistics ability. Believe it or not the wine professional that was heads above everyone else was Cale Carmichael located right in Saint Joseph.
Cale had just opened the “Lighthouse Wine Shop” three miles from our venue. We just stopped in for a bottle and talked for the next three hours. We knew when we left, we had found someone special.
When Cale set up a wine tasting to pick some of our house wines, he was able to have suppliers provide almost 100 bottles. It’s this above and beyond way of doing things that makes him the perfect partner and who we call our in-house sommelier.
Why do I love invitations?
I love working with a couple to create an invitation that is inspired by their personal love story.
They are kind of a guilty pleasure for me!
Calligraphy is how I got started so it will always have a special place in my heart and, I mean, who doesn’t love to see their name written out at their table setting?
The Lettering Grove
The Lettering Grove specializes in wedding invitation design and calligraphy services to help couple’s tell their love stories from the moment their guests get their invitation in the mail.
Based in Indianapolis, Indiana we also serve couples nationally across the United States!
I’m Samantha Bireley, but you can just call me Sam. I’m the hands behind The Lettering Grove. In 2017 I started to teach myself calligraphy and hand lettering and instantly fell in love. I started making signs for friends and family and knew I wanted to turn it into something more. After doing my first wedding I was hooked and it has been an amazing journey ever since! I truly love creating the day of details that pull everything together and make your events even more magical.
Some other fun facts about me!
I’m married to my best friend and we have two chihuahuas, a cats, and a bunny (I also dog sit!).
I’m in love with plants & I’m attempting to turn my home into a jungle
I love all things art and have a BS in Art Education from Herron School of Art and Design
I love weddings so much, like I seriously love everything about them!
I’m always burning a candle
I’m an enneagram 5w4